Impending environmental catastrophe, threat of terrorism, viruses both biological and virtual, disease: there seem to be so many reasons to panic today. But what is panic and why does it happen? This book uses a range of literature from sociology, cultural studies and popular psychology to develop an original analysis of panic in contemporary social life. Bringing together academic literature from a range of disciplines, films, novels and current affairs, it encourages thought about why and how we panic – both individually and collectively. Keith Tester explores how cataclysmic events and smaller-scale episodes expose the fragility of our relationships, institutions and expectations. He shows how thinking about panic reveals key aspects of contemporary social, cultural and personal relationships. Panicis a highly readable and incisive introduction to the subject for students, scholars and all those who want to know what panic means and why it is important.
Tester, K. (2012). Panic. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
|Book Type||Authored Book|
|Publication Date||Nov 9, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Dec 19, 2014|
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|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|